On the 24th of January 2019, the IRSTEA, the CEN and the ANENA organise a workshop on avalanches for high school students.
The researchers from Grenoble have long been involved in the study of avalanches, in particular in the modelling of snow as a granular material exhibiting a complex behaviour. This outreach day will consider the aspects in relation to risk and safety, avalanche prediction, protection infrastructures and the modelling of snow flows. In the afternoon, two parallel sessions will be held, the one dealing with the mechanical modelling of powder snow avalanches and dense snow avalanches, the other one dealing with climate change and the future of snow in ski resorts. During these sessions, the students will have the opportunity to interact with the speakers and ask their questions to researchers from the IRSTEA and the CEN (French Centre for Snow Studies).
Registrations are open until the 20th of December 2018.